things i will do in august.

August 4, 2022

I skipped making a list for July but a year after daydreaming about it, we loaded up an old station wagon with duffle bags and bumped along dirt roads. We put up a tent and our out-of-office messages. We caught fish and swam like them.

In August, we have summer camps and daycare to get us back to our more typical grind, which honestly comes as a bit of a relief. There are big projects to put brainpower behind and after so much togetherness, I think we’re all enjoying days spent a little more apart. Blessed be the childcare providers. Still, there’s only so much hustling that anyone can muster in the dog days of summer, so we’ll try to make room for the long and lazy stuff, too. Last night, it was celebrating ten years married with music in the park and a post-dusk bike ride and staying up far too late.

Other things I will do in August:

+ Pack more picnics.

+ Read a novel. (Hopefully two.)

+ Remember to wear my helmet.

+ Make sun tea.

+ Eat every available tomato.

+ Finally announce a big project if I’m feeling very brave.

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  • Reply Kristy August 4, 2022 at 10:01 am

    I can relate to so many of these sentiments, especially “…back to our more typical grind, which honestly comes as a bit of a relief” and “Blessed be the childcare providers”.

    Here’s my to-do list for August:
    + Welcome a new baby into our family

    (everything else is optional)

  • Reply Audrey August 4, 2022 at 10:09 am

    Love this August to-do. Would be interested to hear what novels you’re reading too and if you have recommendations. And blessed be the childcare providers indeed! Very ready for the school year to start again

  • Reply Claire August 4, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    Many congratulations to you and James on your anniversary! I love looking at your pictures again; they’re beautiful and positively timeless. Three cheers for childcare providers and I hope we can hear about your special project, if you’re feeling ready to share it. 🙂

  • Reply ramona August 4, 2022 at 10:39 pm

    Yes…raising children takes a village. Thank you for your praises of childcare providers (me included) I think that way children get the best of everyone! different experiences! Congrats on ten years!

  • Reply Cal August 5, 2022 at 3:07 am

    Happy anniversary, the wedding pictures are so lovely. Looking forward to hearing about the new project when you’re ready!

  • Reply Sarah August 5, 2022 at 2:03 pm

    Wooohooo, looking forward to the big project news!!!

  • Reply Madeleine August 5, 2022 at 4:12 pm

    Ohhhhh I hope it is another book! 😉

  • Reply Mackenzie August 5, 2022 at 4:53 pm

    Congratulations on your anniversary! August means back-to-school for my eldest. She starts middle school which is a whole transition onto itself 😉

  • Reply Laura August 8, 2022 at 12:36 pm

    Can’t wait to hear about your big project!!

  • Reply Morgan August 11, 2022 at 2:59 pm

    I’m excited about your big project! I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it’s a book of crafts with Rose!

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